Category: Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Art Workshop I: Working with the Little Masters of Arts

I had the pleasure of working again with the 5 and up age group today. I’ve always loved teaching arts to children. Although it was a challenge to keep their interest for the entire three hours session, the fun begins as I am actually able to do so. (Well, except

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Polymer Clay Art Workshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of polymer clay art, hone a new skill and hobby and start your own handcrafting adventure. Join us in our KIDS CRAFT WORKSHOP: BASIC POLYMER CLAY ART this coming October 25, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Sulok, Tiendesitas, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave.

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Paint like a PRO!

Paint like a professional artist using that unique dry quality pastels that most of us use almost as much as we did use those regular crayons. There are different techniques wherein pastels can be used on their own, or combined, to produce a pastel painting. Using pastels allow artists to

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A Weekend Workshop

Learn Lights and Shadow Techniques and Sketch like a PRO! Manila Workshops, together with Young Advocates, announce that they will be holding a Basic Sketching Workshop on October 11, 2014 at Mothercare Podium Branch, Mothercare Podium Branch, 3/L The Podium Mall, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Basic Sketching

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Frugal But Fun First Party

Throwing a birthday party for kids on a shoestring budget doesn’t have to look scrimped and pinched. For frugal parents who can’t or doesn’t want to host a full-blown birthday carnival that will leave young guests gasping from sheer excitement.. it doesn’t mean that the celebration has to suffer. There

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BABYSITTING 101

BABYSITTING 101

There’s no doubt BABYSITTING requires skills in CREATIVITY, ADVENTURE and PLAY. But these skills are no help if you don’t know what to do when a kid gets bored with your nanny routine or you’re not prepared for the realities of a 3-year-old’s temper.

Managing kids can be a challenge. One moment they’re snuggling up for bedtime stories and introducing you to their imaginary friends, next thing you know, they’re biting their siblings or painting a rainbow on the walls…

How to cope? Plan ahead for all kinds of possibilities!

Be creative. Be ready to take on multiple roles. Be a teacher. Be an actor. Be a ventriloquist. Be a doctor. Be a nutritionist. Be a superhero. Name it. Just don’t be a bore.

As for me, the ever willing nanny of my little monsters, Danielle Francesca and Marcus Jacob, babysitting in a watchful manner can go a long way toward keeping these kids out of trouble. I’ve always loved this task. These kids have been my energizer, and I don’t think I’d ever get tired being with them. The good news is, another one is coming very soon. I just can’t wait to see her. My little’s sister’s first born Sabina. Looking forward to my babysitting adventures with you Sabinbin.

There’s a lot to remember about looking after kids, and I’m sure most of it are very comprehensible.  When babysitting, avoid distractions like going online, text messaging, etc. because kids need your full attention.

If you’re not comfortable looking after hyper-active kids, then don’t take the job. With babysitting come GREAT responsibilities. Babysitting can bring all kinds of surprises — both good and bad. Knowing what to expect helps you prepare. And with preparation comes confidence! Most importantly, you should have PATIENCE.  And I mean LOTS OF IT!

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Hello there, I'm Jennie!

A full-time mom to an adorable little girl named Cassey. An environmental enthusiast and an avid fan of beauty and the arts, always been a promoter of everything that is eco-friendly, tasteful and artistic.

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